Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Press Release: Allianz Pacesetters 4x3km is back!

Kuala Lumpur, 28 June 2016 – Running enthusiasts, block your calendars as the Allianz Pacesetters 4x3km 2016 makes its return this November.

The relay run will be held at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur on 5 November 2016 and it features Allianz Malaysia as the title sponsors for the third consecutive year. Organised by Pacesetters Athletic Club, the biggest running club in Malaysia, the run hopes to attract some 200, as compared to 170 teams, last year.
“You can truly well say that Malaysians have come to love running as much as their food and have really taken in the running culture. Running can be a solitary sport but if you are a family of four or more, the Allianz Pacesetters is the perfect chance for the whole family to get involved and start making healthy choices. And you can also do it for a good cause,” said Susan Ong, Chief Market Management Officer, Allianz Malaysia Berhad during the launch at Menara Allianz Sentral in Kuala Lumpur today.

Allianz Pacesetters 4x3km 2016 features five different categories; Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Under 26 Mixed and Kiwanis Pace-It- Forward (Mixed). To compete in the Kiwanis Pace-It- Forward category, a minimum donation of RM1,000 is required by each team. All proceedings from the donations received will be contributed to the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation.

“This year we are looking to break the 200 teams mark. Over the last two editions we garnered close to 170 teams each year, so we hope to break that this year.

We also hope that this means more teams will sign up for the Kiwanis Pace-It-Forward in support of Down Syndrome and do something good this year,” said Susan.

Ultron and Lucozade Sports are the official apparel and sports drink for the event.

Registration for the Allianz Pacesetter 4x3km 2016 closes on 16th October 2016 or when it reaches 250 teams, whichever happens first.

Below are the participating fees according to the category:

Category Number of Teams Fees (RM) / per team

A – Men Open 60 / 200

B – Women Open 30 / 200

C – Mixed Open 60 / 200

D – Under 26 Mixed 30 / 120

E – Kiwanis Pace It Forward (Mixed) 70 / Minimum 1,000 donation

Terms and conditions include that runners must be at least 13 years old as at 31 December 2016. Teams participating in category C, D and E should have at least one woman as the first runner. As for category A, B and C, Pacesetters member teams will enjoy a RM40 rebate per team. All four team members must have a valid membership that expires in December 2016 or later to be eligible for the rebate.

For more information and registration, please visit www.checkpointspot.asia.
Fr left : Luzozade Assistant Brand Manager Ong Sheng Yi, Kiwanis Project Leader Ngau Wing Fatt, Allianz Malaysia Berhad Chief Market Management Officer Susan Ong, President of the Pacesetters Athletic Club Wan Yew Leong and Ultron Chief Operations Officer Mark Chua during the sponsorship presentation.
The Allianz Pacesetters organisers and sponsors during the press conference.

Monday, 27 June 2016


A collaboration between Yayasan Jantung Malaysia and Great Eastern Life to launch the first Bubble Run in Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 June 2016 – Heart Foundation of Malaysia (Yayasan Jantung Malaysia) announced its collaboration with Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad (Great Eastern Life) to present the Great Eastern Bubble Dash Run 2016 which will be held in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. For the first time in Malaysia, this year’s 5km Fun Run category will be based on multi-coloured bubble (made out of foam) stations placed throughout the running route. The recurring partnership follows the success of last year’s inaugural Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run, which was sold out at both venues. The announcement was made today by YABhg Tun Ahmad Sarji Bin Abdul Hamid, President of the Heart Foundation of Malaysia at Yayasan Jantung Malaysia and YBhg Dato Koh Yaw Hui, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Great Eastern Life.
YABhg Tun Ahmad Sarji said, “We are proud to collaborate with Great Eastern Life for the second consecutive year and we look forward to another fruitful partnership. Last year’s collaboration was a tremendous success raising over RM82,000 for the Heart Foundation of Malaysia”

According to YBhg Dato Koh Yaw Hui, the collaboration signifies both parties’ commitment in empowering the nation to embrace a balanced lifestyle through health and wellness initiatives.

He also added, “As a LIFE company, we want to empower more Malaysians to turn their health intentions into actions on their journey towards better living. Through this run, we want to demonstrate that an active lifestyle can be exciting, fun and a great way to spend quality time with our loved ones. For 2016, we want to be the first to bring a multi-coloured bubble run to over 25,000 Malaysians and inspire them to be fit and happy”

The Great Eastern Bubble Dash Run 2016 will flag-off at Queensbay Mall, Penang on 25 September 2016 and will make its way to Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on 23 October 2016. It will be one of the signature events under the company’s Live Great Programme, the first integrated health and wellness programme developed by an insurance company in the region designed to help people in achieving their health goals.
Participants of the highly anticipated 5KM Fun Run category will pass through several stations where they will be showered with coloured bubble and foam, enjoy heart-pumping music and a host of other surprise activities. This category will be a leisure run and caters to runners of all ages and fitness levels. Early bird and LIVE GREAT Card member registrations start at RM 55, which includes a T-shirt, face mask, number bib and a pair of sunglasses.
For runners who are aiming to test their athletic prowess, they will have the option to sign up for either the 12KM LIVE GREAT Run category or 21KM LIVE GREAT Run category. The latter is a newly introduced category that will cater to an increasing demand from professional runners. Both categories will be an endurance race and will only be available at the Kuala Lumpur event. Early birds and LIVE GREAT Card members will enjoy a registration fee of RM 65 for the 12KM category and RM 75 for the 21KM category.

After completing their run, participants will also enjoy a post-event carnival (also known as the Healthy Heart Carnival) at both locations. The carnival will be open to runners for FREE and will feature exciting on-site offerings such as free health screenings, Live Zumba workout sessions, on-stage entertainment and exciting giveaways. Other attractions include various food and beverage stalls, interactive games and inflatable objects for children to play.

“The importance of providing a wholesome and positive participant experience in an event like this is critical if we are to reinforce the message of having a healthier lifestyle. As heart disease and stroke are still the number one killer in Malaysia (almost double the number of cancer-related deaths) we want to reduce this statistic by inculcating an active lifestyle through more proactive approaches.” stated Datuk Dr. JS Sambhi, Chairman of the Heart Foundation.

While encouraging Malaysians to live healthier and better in line with the Great Eastern Life brand promise, the run also incorporates a charity element whereby a portion of the proceeds from registrations will be channeled to the Heart Foundation of Malaysia.

For information on ticket pricing and discount information, please visit www.greateasternbubbledash.com and follow the Bubble Dash Facebook page for the latest updates and special promotions.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Kari Kepala Ikan For Buka Puasa

It's been quite some time since I last cooked fish head curry and decided early this week that I'd cook them this weekend.

Something different from the usual simpler fares we eat for buka puasa. It's been a conscious decision to just have simple buka puasa and sahur for the Ramadan month instead of indulging on an assortment of food or eat too much. Other than the weekday stop at our usual makcik for our buka puasa for Mon - Thu, we didn't venture to Pasar Ramadan.

Anyways, back to the fish head curry...
Grouper fish head bubbling away on the stove. I cooked it early at around 3pm so that it'll be nice in time for buka puasa at 7.28pm when all the spices are nicely "integrated" together. 
Our feast.

And the fish head curry, just transfer the "pot" from stove to dining table. Less washing up to do. Hihi
And then, its' time to eat!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Our Own Magnum

Finally, armed with the voucher for a free Magnum ice-cream to be redeemed at Magnum cafe in Mid Valley which we got for registering and running in the Mid Valley City Charity Run; we had our first "make-our-own" Magnum ice cream.
As we got our voucher, we saved RM9.90 which we would have otherwise have to fork out for this Magnum with three toppings.


That's all for today. ;)

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


adidas Drops The Next Generation Of Running Greatness With Ultraboost Uncaged
Trademark adidas innovation updates for high performance
Re-engineered upper delivers Uncaged look without compromise
The perfect expression of adidas’ dedication to meeting today’s athletes needs

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 JUNE 2016 – The wait is over. adidas embraces the future of running with the introduction of UltraBOOST Uncaged, a shoe inspired by fans and perfected by the innovation experts of adidas Running. Featuring a new adidas Primeknit upper, an internal support system and unique tiered lacing system, UltraBOOST Uncaged is engineered for maximum performance.
Originally created as an evolution of the greatest running shoe ever, UltraBOOST Uncaged continues the performance legacy of its predecessor with each element designed to collectively deliver an unparalleled running experience. To transform the Uncaged look into a performance vehicle, adidas adapted an internal midfoot skeleton using technology developed for the world’s top track athletes, delivering highly technical support and comfort with a rebellious look. A re-engineered adidas Primeknit upper provides flexible breathability and natural movement through each stride to complement an adaptive knit collar. A new multi-tiered lacing system allows runners to personalize style and fit, while specially-designed flat laces offer enhanced comfort and stability.

Alongside its new innovations, UltraBOOST Uncaged also maintains its signature UltraBOOST features. A supportive heel counter showcases the iconic embossed UltraBOOST name and keeps the foot locked in place for additional stability; a full length BOOST midsole provides industry leading Energy Return and a Stretchweb Continental Rubber™ outsole flexes naturally for superior traction with every step.

In addition to providing running greatness, UltraBOOST Uncaged represents the commitment adidas has to its fans and athletes. After global trendsetters first modified UltraBOOST by cutting off its cage, adidas embraced the movement and invited partners to create their own stylized versions of the shoe. Following this collaborative approach and in line with its dedication to delivering only the best for the athlete, adidas created its latest running innovation - a sleek new silhouette with the performance benefits that separate UltraBOOST from every other running shoe.

“UltraBOOST Uncaged combines the performance and innovation standard of UltraBOOST with the unique flair of our passionately creative fan base,” says Ben Herath, Vice President of Design for adidas Running. “adidas is committed to making athletes better through innovation and UltraBOOST Uncaged is another prime example of that pledge being met with the input of runners from around the world.”

Fans of the running shoes can purchase from adidas performance stores and on shop.adidas.com.my from June 29 at RRP RM750.

Join the adidas Energy Running movement by following @adidasrunning on Twitter and Instagram using #UltraBOOST.


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